21 February 2013

Gambia: Sawaneh Keeps Up Pursuit for Golden Boot

Ibou Sawaneh is showing no signs of seizing fire, determined to push his rivals for the golden boot as he spices up the race with an opening goal against Beerschot.

The Gambian smothered in an overhead kick for the opening goal but his Belgian OHL let the lead slipped off their grip as Beerschot came from behind to equalise.

It is however a slight comeback from the club's 3-1 mauling to sixth placed Club Brugge but Ibou and co would need to fasten up a little tighter in coming games if a Europa league spot remains an objective for the newcomers.

Sawaneh went through a barren run of goals in recent games while Bacca -his rival notch in two goals in between - fuelling talks of the 26-year-old Gambian running short of goal zeal.

But the Scorpions attacker proved to critics that he's still got it smarten in a remarkable effort for his seventeenth goal of the season in twenty-seven league matches. It is the highest any Gambian goal poacher has managed so far.

DR Congo's striker Mbokani who was on show in the African Cup of Nations has emerged a new contender for the leading goalscorer accolade. It will rekindle a frenzy goal smashing spectacle with Ibou, Mbokani and Bacca all in hot pursuit. Bacca has eighteen goals while Mbokani and Ibou hit seventeen.

But Ibou Sawaneh has played down the hype of it all and strongly pronounced last week of his commitment to club success over the goal galore thing.

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